Archive for April, 2008

Zotero 1.0: Better Documented Than Ever Before

While the Zotero dev community powers along the development roadmap, other community members have been diligently working to upgrade and expand Zotero’s documentation. If you are a diehard Zoteron, you might browse through the documentation pages; there’s a good chance that you are are missing out on all sorts of features.

For example you can now find documentation on Zotero’s report generating capabilities and using timelines. You might also be interested in portable solutions for Zotero 1.0 as well as techniques for using Zotero 1.0 over a network. Several bilingual community members have updated or created translations of Zotero’s quick start guide. Many thanks to Harald Kliems for updating the German translation, Seangill (Peter ) Bae for contributing a Korean translation, Dániel Takács for contributing a Hungarian translation, and Erwan Le Guerroué for contributing a French translation.

If you have any tips or tricks for using Zotero, think there are some great Zotero features you would like to see elaborated on in Zotero’s documentation, or would like to contribute a translation of the quick start guide: please post your thoughts in the forums.

A message from Zotero Central

First of all, many thanks to you, the Zotero user community, for helping to shape Zotero into a great tool. More than the recognition from numerous organizations (like PC Magazine’s recent (re-)stamp of approval), it’s the forum posts, developer contributions, and e-mails from you that we prize above all. It’s clear that “you like us, you really like us!”, and we are working hard to make Zotero into a tool that continues to address your needs and desires.

Here at Zotero Central, a lot has been going on. Whether making Zotero more extensible or ensuring compatibility with Firefox 3, we are busy building away. Two major milestones are now within our sights: server-based syncing of Zotero data and group-managed Zotero collections. We’re also working to make it easier for the user community to contribute to Zotero development. You can read more about the releases and plans on our development roadmap.

We’re very excited about the next year and hope you are too. As always, feel free to let us know what you think in the forums.